October 22, 2010

THEY MAKE HIM UNCOMFORTABLE...:

NPR's Juan Williams Disaster (Howard Kurtz, 10/22/10, Daily Beast)

This was a blunder of enormous proportions. Even many liberals—Donna Brazile, Joan Walsh, Whoopi Goldberg—are castigating National Public Radio for throwing Williams overboard.

NPR Chief Executive Vivian Schiller—dubbed a “pinhead” by O’Reilly—made matters worse by suggesting that Williams needs psychiatric attention. She later apologized. [...]

To make matters worse, Williams says that after more than a decade at NPR, he was fired in a cellphone call by NPR Vice President Ellen Weiss, who declined his request for an in-person conversation.

Again, I’m not endorsing what Juan Williams said. The remarks contain a strong hint of intolerance. But it’s not quite like saying that Jews control the networks, part of the rant that prompted CNN to fire Rick Sanchez.


...because he feels exactly the same way himself. We all do.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at October 22, 2010 5:18 AM
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